India vs Pakistan isn’t just another game of cricket. In fact, it’s not even just another big cricket rivalry. Rather, it’s the cricket rivalry. There’s arguably no single game in any sport that attracts as much attention from fans and media alike as this one.

In addition to all that, it’s an important fixture in Group A of the 2022 Asia Cup. With India vs Pakistan T20 odds out ahead of this game but right now, we’re looking at the best bets on the side markets, also known as prop bets.

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India Vs Pakistan T20 Cricket betting tips

Here are the cricket betting tips for India vs Pakistan T20 match:

Back Rishabh Pant For India’s Top Batsman @9.00 with Betway

It’s hard to argue with the fact that KL Rahul (odds of 3.25), Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli who are both available at odds of 3.75, are the favorites to be India’s top batsman.

After all, they’re the big-name star trio, and assuming they all play, will bat in the Top 3 which as we all know, is where the team’s top batsman normally bats.

But at far bigger odds of 9.0 on Betway, you can back Rishabh Pant. In addition to being a player who can quickly take the game from anyone with his big hits as a career domestic T20 strike rate of 145 testifies, there’s a good chance that he’ll bat at number four.

And if he does, there’s a good chance he’ll face enough balls to be able to top score. Given the difference in odds between him and the favorites, he’s worth chancing.

Back Babar Azam For Pakistan’s Top Batsman @2.62 with Betway

If India’s top batsman offers great value for an outsider, the Pakistan one is a very different kettle of fish.

In Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan have arguably the best opening partnership in T20I cricket. Not only are their stats brilliant as an opening partnership but they’re ranked Number 1 and Number 3 respectively in the T20I batsman rankings.

They’re also not the most explosive out there, preferring to bide their time and accumulate runs rather than going for broke and risk getting out.

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In other words, they don’t often give the middle-order much of a chance and tend to monopolize the top batsman market where it’s generally one or the other who top scores.

In this case, Azam is 2.62 and Rizwan is just a little bit bigger at 2.75.

If Rizwan was slightly bigger, say 3.00, he might have been the bet. But with such little difference in terms of odds, it’s best to go with the slightly more reliable one and that’s Azam.

Back Yuzvendra Chahal For India’s Top Bowler @4.00 with Betway

India have spent the last six months or so experimenting with 20-25 different players in T20Is as a result of wanting to give players a rest, giving everyone a chance, and trying to find their best XI for the big tournaments through experimentation.

And for the 2022 Asia Cup, they’ll be going to battle without their two main pace bowlers of the last few years, Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.

Shami was left out just because the selectors decided so, while Bumrah has an injury and India didn’t want to risk him with the 2022 T20 World Cup later on in the year.

Yet another star fast bowler misses out in the form of Harshal Patel, who is also injured. So right there you have three of India’s best bowlers out of the equation for top bowler honors in this match.

Chahal Safest Option Of The Lot

Sure, the likes of Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, and Bhuvi Kumar are fine bowlers, or else they wouldn’t be there.

Hardik Pandya has been bowling a lot more recently since recovering from an injury and has actually bowled pretty well, both in the IPL and more recently, for India against England.

But by far their most consistent wicket-taker of the last few years has been Yuzvendra Chahal. The leg spinner is a class act who always goes searching for wickets, always bowls his four overs, and has plenty of experience in high-pressure situations.

For good measure, he’s at bigger odds than Kumar and Pandya and the same odds as the other two we mentioned so he’s certainly the best option in this market.

Virat Kohli Innings Runs

Back Kohli Under 24.5 runs @1.83 with Parimatch.

To say Virat Kohli has gone off the boil in recent times is an understatement.

In the T20s, he had a poor World Cup in 2021 and an equally quiet IPL, where he just kept finding new ways to get out and just couldn’t find any fluency at all.

Everyone will have their theory as to why that was. Age catching up with him, fatigue from too much cricket, disappointment from losing the ODI captaincy, or even just a dip in confidence.

Some will feel he shouldn’t be on the T20I side at all with the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, and Dinesh Karthik all more than capable of filling that number three spot.

But assuming the selectors carry on showing faith in him, he’s worth taking on in the player runs market.

Expect Kohli To Underperform

Parimatch has set the cricket lines for Virat Kohli at over/under 24.5.

If you were to look at the last nine T20I matches Kohli played, he didn’t bat at all in two of them and only got past 24.5 runs on two occasions. Interestingly on the two that he did, he scored 57 against Pakistan and 52 against the West Indies.

But that’s still only 2/9 where he passed 24.5. Odds of 1.83 that he gets out for less than 24.5 or doesn’t bat at all for some reason, are too good to turn down.

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